How could I possibly be offended?

If I refuse to take offense. I must admit that I have little sympathy for the perpetually aggrieved. I have learned, in the most agonizing way that being angry, resentful, filled with hate and plagued with a vindictive heart, is tantamount to drinking poison and hoping the person I’m offended by dies. You see, fromContinue reading “How could I possibly be offended?”

Thank you, but I want this

Alas, here I am again, in anguish, insisting that I have things the way I would prefer. I even have the audacity to say this encounter has been blessed, that God approves of me choosing to seek divine Love from unreliable sources. I do believe in a blessed human love, though I wonder why I’mContinue reading “Thank you, but I want this”

In Mr. Wayfarer’s dwelling unit.

A challenge from an admired author and one I consider an instructor in my endeavor to be better https://fitfulfearfulphantasmal.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/in-mr-habtes-apartment-also-see-the-writers-challenge-after-this-story/ with your permission I’ve adopted your format In Mr. Wayfarer’s dwelling unit list of refuse found in Mr. Wayfarer’s trash 1. antiquated notions of self doubt and anxiety about how he’s perceived 2. insistence that heContinue reading “In Mr. Wayfarer’s dwelling unit.”

What’s going on in there?

Inside your head, thinking, beliefs and behaviors. This is a perpetual exercise for me so I continue growing. If you’re standing still everything else is passing you by, consequently losing ground. Do you want to be better, have more to contribute? Can you be honest about that? I say YES! Well, then a rigorous self-examination is inContinue reading “What’s going on in there?”

What I aspire to…

“A person who cares nothing for praise or blame knows great inward peace….Praise does not make you holier than you are, nor blame more wicked. You are exactly what you are, and cannot ever be any better or worse than that, in the eyes of God. Attend to what is really within you, then, andContinue reading “What I aspire to…”

Refuse

ref·use1 rəˈfyo͞oz/ verb verb: refuse; 3rd person present: refuses; past tense: refused; past participle: refused; gerund or present participle: refusing indicate or show that one is not willing to do something. ref·use2 ˈrefˌyo͞os/ noun noun: refuse matter thrown away or rejected as worthless; trash.   I ❤ words images courtesy of the goog      

Winners and losers

In the interest of being able to persuade others to their side and hopefully arrive at a majority, in the perceived interest of their constituents. A division is created. What if someone has a great idea for most if not everybody, except that this someone has the opposition’s party affiliation? It then becomes evil andContinue reading “Winners and losers”

Demolition precedes Renovation

I am reflecting on this year. I started writing here about this time last year. My eyes and being have been subject to a wonderous eco-system of artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries and downright hilarious expressionists. All here to get out what can no longer be contained within. Mine is a journey of ongoing and perpetual self-discoveryContinue reading “Demolition precedes Renovation”

The most valuable thing

It was slightly more than 20 years ago. A delightful summer afternoon, ironically this memory includes me mowing the lawn. Ironic because I because I mow lawns for a living in the summer. My friend John is walking by. I stop what I’m doing to visit. He tells me about a new type of treatment program thatContinue reading “The most valuable thing”

Vindictive

I can no longer endure the psychic pain of resentment. I must be rid of it as soon as it becomes evident in my thought. “resentment is like me taking poison and hoping someone else dies”. -Unknown   To be rid of it Consider the person, place, thing or situation. What happened Consider how this affects meContinue reading “Vindictive”

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